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Policies & Procedures

Academic Procedures

Course Changes

Students register for their courses online during registration or at orientation. Can change their programs and withdraw from a course, add a course, or drop one course and substitute another after their initial registration. These changes are made online or on a drop-add form that can be obtained from the College Center for Advising Services until the deadline for the particular action, listed below.

Students in the College can add independent study courses through the third week, and other courses through the fourth week, with the instructor’s written approval. Generally adding a course after the second week of the semester is discouraged unless a student is already attending.  It should also be noted that there is no guarantee that a request to add a course in the third or fourth week of the semester will be approved; the final decision is up to the faculty member.

Students can drop courses and have them deleted from the record through the fourth week. Students may withdraw from courses through the last day of the eleventh week of the semester.

First-year and sophomores who have not been formally accepted into a major, need to have every add, drop, or withdrawal action authorized by their undergraduate advisor. Courses where the student has withdrawn from will appear on their transcripts with the grade of “W.” The advising record will show the week that the course was withdrawn.

Students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may add and/or drop a course during the first four weeks of each semester. The permission of the faculty advisor and the student's academic department are required for add and drop transactions.  The additional policies noted above also apply to students in the Hajim School.

For all students, course changes can be made only if the deadlines are met, if the instructors of the added courses approve, and if the change meets the provisions outlined earlier for overload or underload schedules.

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